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Did the Ark go to Ethiopia via Elephantine Island with Menelik the Son of Solomon

Did the Ark go to Ethiopia via Elephantine Island, Egypt? Updated 5/12/2010

One of the most publicized ideas about the Ark being removed from Israel relates the belief that it is now intact and well in Ethiopia. This belief was given some credence by Graham Hancock in his book entitled, THE SIGN AND THE SEAL. In it, Hancock claims to have traveled to Lalibela – a town in the region of Axum, Ethiopia- where he interviewed the priest who claimed to be the guardian of the Ark.

Hancock wanted to know if the Ark was stolen by Prince Menelik, a son of King Solomon that was supposedly born to the Queen of Sheba when she returned toEthiopia. The monk then allegedly provided the following story:

When he had reached the age of twenty, Menelik himself traveled from Ethiopia to Israeland arrived at his father’s court… After a year had passed, however, the elders of the land…complained that Solomon showed him too much favour and they insisted that he must go back to Ethiopia. This the king accepted on the condition that the first-born sons of all the elders should also be sent to accompany him. Amongst these latter was Azarius, son of Zadok the High Priest of Israel, and it was Azarius, not Menelik, who stole the Ark of the Covenant from its place in the Holy of Holies in the Temple. Indeed the group of young men did not reveal the theft to Menelik until they were far away from Jerusalem…. he understood that they could not have succeeded in so bold a venture unless God had willed it. Therefore, he agreed that the Ark should remain with them. And it was thus that it was brought to Ethiopia…

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2 Responses to Did the Ark go to Ethiopia via Elephantine Island with Menelik the Son of Solomon

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    • Michael Young

      September 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm

      I have walked and sailed and mediated on Elephantine Island…….. it is my opinion that the Ark was placed on the Island BEFORE it was transported South.
      Mike

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